Friday, September 19, 2008


I have to tell you about what just happened to me! But before I get into it I feel its best to back track a little bit to give you a better glimpse into this story I'm about to share. :)

Many of you know that shortly after convention I ended up with a pinched nerve in my neck/back that the doctor says was stressed induced. I was in so much pain that I could barely stand it...and the doctor never really gave me anything for it either so all I could do was lay in bed for over a week, toss and turn (as much as I could) at night, and sometimes just go out to the couch and sob because it just hurt so bad. Well...this put me down in the dumps, so to speak, even though I never really would go as far as to tell anyone that.

My diet that I've been working so long and hard on took a hit. I didn't gain much (thank goodness!) but I gained enough to know that I had some extra poundage that I would need to work off FIRST before I could even begin to get back on track. :(

Well...good news! I'm back on track and going strong! I light-heartily told Aaron 2 weeks ago that its my goal to lose 10 lbs before the cruise and while my intentions are in the right place I can't say that I 100% got behind my goal. (Typical. LOL!) But wait, it gets better...

So I haven't been to WW in over a month. (oopsie! - *hehehe*) So I definitely made it a priority to go this morning. I've lost 6.8 lbs since I weighed in over a month ago (YIPPEE!!) and this has put me at a 71 lb weight loss!! Can you believe it?! Woohoo!! I'm still in shock!

But lets not stop there! Are you ready for the best part? Well, after I weighed in this morning I went over and talked to my Mom for a minute and this lady about 7 seats down says, "Excuse me Ma'am?" (which I hate being called Ma'am because it makes me feel so frickin' old! LOL!) Then she went on to say, "I don't mean to be nosy or anything but I just wanted to say that you are looking fantastic! Do you mind me asking you how much weight you have lost? You look incredible!" I was floored! Absolutely FLOORED! Especially when a bunch of other ladies started chiming in too! And so, of course, now I'm grinning from ear to ear which I don't think I've ever been known to do that when the attention is 100% on me. ROFL!! I could tell that everyone sitting within ear shot was waiting on pins and needles for me to speak, though! Wow! Can you tell I'm in utter shock? LOL

The kicker to this story, though, is that today's weigh in puts me at exactly 8.8 lbs away from my goal weight!! Woohoo!! I'm so frickin' excited!! YAY!! I'm sure I'll be on cloud 9 with a stupid little grin on my face for the rest of the weekend. LOL

Have a great day everyone!!

~ *Stampily Yours (with a wickedly huge GRIN!)* ~ Shannon! :)


Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh, Sister!! Way to go! I've been slacking here the last week or so, but you've inspired me to watch what goes in my mouth! LOL!


ChrissyG said...

Yeah! You DO look great. I still remember that day I saw you and the girls walking down the street thinking to myself, "Oh cool, Becca has a friend over." Nope no friend. That was you all skinny!
Your neighbor

Jennifer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!You are incredible! Not only are you inspiring me in my business but you are inspiring me to get back on WW myself and lose the pounds I gained over the summer. And BTW, I love that expression! Oh My Frickin' Heck!!! I never heard that here on the East Coast.

Keep going strong and know that you are almost there-wherever that "there" is!

Jennifer C in NJ

kimberly said...

Oh wow hun i'm so PROUD of know i have been doing La Weight loss since July 2008 and I had lost 25 pounds before i had started..Well in the month of july i have lost like 5 pounds that first week and then i hit a plateau and i didn't gain but i didn't lose either and I was about ready too give up because i talk lyrica for my Fibromyalgia and Plaquenil for my Rheumatoid Arthritis and they can cause weight gain as one of the side i had pretty much had given up and I prayed and told God that i couldn't do this without him and I needed too see a lost in order too stick with this and low and behold i had lost 5 lbs! I'm excited about my 5 lbs...because i told the Lord I wanted too see a weightloss , I did my plan and followed know I bought a scale and started weighing my foods and eating more watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, which i found out were great as a weightloss food. so i'm proud of myself...I have hurt my back though trying too do beginners pilates(on a dvd) too add someting different other than walking too my exercise regimen. have too take mortin 800 3x a day but i will be alright. I still will follow my plan...WTG on your weight loss so proud of you!


Eads Family said...

You go girl! You are looking super-fantastic, you deserve every compliment & giant grin you get!